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How the Chicago Blackhawks’ Patrick Sharp Got the Wrong Deal

August 12th, 2011
Last week, the Chicago Blackhawks announced that they had signed forward Patrick Sharp to a five-year, $29.5 million extension. Sharp was set to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the 2011-2012 season. This new contract will pay Sharp an annual salary of $5.9 million. Many in the media were quick ...

2011 NHL Playoffs: Canucks vs. Blackhawks Could Be Tougher Than You Think

April 11th, 2011
The hockey gods certainly have a twisted sense of humor. There was only one scenario that would result in the Chicago Blackhawks playing the Vancouver Canucks in the first round of the playoffs.And it was the most unlikely scenario because both Chicago and Dallas had to lose.It seemed unlikely that ...

Jonathan Toews Has Hart: Making a MVP Case for the Blackhawks Captain

March 10th, 2011
There's been a lot of speculation about who will be the winner of this year's Hart Memorial Trophy as the NHL's MVP.The race is wide open, but the leading candidates include: Tim Thomas, Steven Stamkos, Daniel Sedin, Jarome Iginla, Henrik Zetterberg, Pekka Rinne, Keith Yandle, Carey Prince, and Niklas Lidstrom.There's ...

NHL’s Future Stanley Cup Contenders: Assessing Each Team’s Chances in Five Years

February 11th, 2011
We're inching closer to see which team will be crowned Stanley Cup champions. The list of contenders battling for the cup is lengthy.But fast forward five years. Now who are the Stanley Cup contenders? Are they the established contenders fighting for the cup this year? Or are they some bottom ...

Chicago Blackhawks: Playing With A Must-Win Mentality Starts Now

February 7th, 2011
Currently sitting in 11th in the Western Conference and with only 30 games left, the Chicago Blackhawks must play every game with a must-win attitude. Despite their improved play over the past month or so, the Blackhawks have dropped three of the last four and currently sit outside of the top ...

Chicago Blackhawks: Have the Vancouver Canucks Figured Out the Blackhawks?

February 5th, 2011
It appears after two years of utterly collapsing to the mercy of the Chicago Blackhawks, the Vancouver Canucks have finally found a way to beat their conference rival and overcome their anxiety of playing the team that has knocked them out of the Stanley Cup race two season in a ...